Alex Johnstone, Hamilton NDP candidate, school trustee and vice-chair of the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board shown to have made a phallic joke reference to a friend’s Facebook posting of electrified fence posts at Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp.
1.1 million human beings (1 million Jews) murdered at Auschwitz. Entire Hamilton population according to Statscan 780,243 in 2010.
Johnstone accused The True North Times website of “mudslinging”, claimed she knew nothing about Auschwitz until this week (although the Holocaust is taught by latest Grade 9 in Ontario’s public school curriculum) and refuses to resign. She’s been invited by the Friends of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre for Holocaust Studies to accompany them to Auschwitz on October 11.
Should Johnstone step aside? Should Tom Mulcaire remove her as a candidate? What do you think?